The Appian Way, Burwood is a heritage listed street said to be one of the finest streets of federation houses in Australia.
The developer in the early 20th century had an idea, not of building nice houses and selling them, but of building and then renting them out to wealthy tenants. There are thirty houses of various Federation styles built along an oval shaped street. In the middle is a green space which originally was a space for tennis, croquet and bowls. Over years, tennis took over the space and there is a lovely Edwardian Tennis club house there too. The people who own the homes have shares in the tennis club.
Sydney sketch club had a great afternoon sketching in the Appian Way on the weekend. Above is one of the lovely house and gardens there.